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EIT Learning Outcomes

Educational programmes and modules with the EIT Label have a strong focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and leadership, and on shaping a sustainable society based on ethics and human values.

The mission of EIT-labelled educational activities is to ensure that students achieve a set of EIT Overarching Learning Outcomes (EIT OLOs) that address these issues.


EIT-labelled programmes should ensure that students can demonstrate:

 

Value judgments and sustainability competencies (EIT OLO 1)

Master: The ability to identify the short- and long-term future consequences of plans and decisions from an integrated scientific, ethical and intergenerational perspective and to merge this into a solution-focused approach, moving towards a sustainable society.

Doctoral: The ability to identify short- and long-term future consequences of plans and decisions from an integrated scientific, ethical and inter-generational perspective and to merge this into their professional activities, moving towards a sustainable society.

 

Entrepreneurship skills and competencies (EIT OLO 2)

Master: The ability to translate innovations into feasible business solutions.

Doctoral: The ability to translate innovations into feasible business solutions and to lead and support others in this process.

 

Creativity skills and competencies (EIT OLO 3)

Master: The ability to think beyond boundaries and systematically explore and generate new ideas.

Doctoral: The ability to think beyond boundaries and systematically explore and generate new ideas and to inspire and support others in this process and contribute to the further development of those ideas.

 

Innovation skills and competencies (EIT OLO 4)

Master: The ability to use knowledge, ideas and technology to create new or significantly improved products, services, processes, policies, new business models or jobs.

Doctoral: The ability to apply their research experiences combined with the knowledge, ideas, and technology of others to create, test and implement new or significantly improved products, services, processes, policies, new business models or jobs.

 

Research skills and competencies (EIT OLO 5)

Master: The ability to use cutting-edge research methods, processes and techniques towards new venture creation and growth and to apply these also in cross-disciplinary teams and contexts.

Doctoral: The ability to produce cutting-edge original research and to extend and develop cutting-edge research methods, processes and techniques towards new venture creation and growth also using cross-disciplinary approaches.

 

Intellectual transforming skills and competencies (EIT OLO 6)

Master: The ability to transform practical experiences into research problems and challenges.

Doctoral: The ability to autonomously and systematically transform practical experiences into research problems and challenges and to lead and support others in this process.

 

Leadership skills and competencies (EIT OLO 7)

Master: The ability of decision-making and leadership, based on a holistic understanding of the contributions of higher education, research, and business to value creation, in limited sized teams and contexts.

Doctoral: The ability of decision-making and leadership based on a holistic understanding of the contributions of higher education, research and business to value creation.

 

These learning outcomes may be refined by the EIT and its Innovation Communities when deemed necessary, in compliance with current and future European standards for cooperation in higher education and research. The EIT OLOs complement the learning outcomes of the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area and should, as with these, be transformed into more specific outcomes at programme and module levels, and be connected to relevant forms of assessment, teaching and learning activities.

 

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